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Advance Wars

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
92
3.9
Wii U
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Description

This turn-based strategy game hails back to a classic Japanese strategy game titled Famicom Wars. Advance Wars pits players against very computer AI in a number of battles involving submarines, warships, infantry, tanks, helicopters, and other weapons. During the maps, players may capture buildings to increase financial resources and repair damaged units. During combat, two units go head to head with the results determined by how the two stack up against each other, terrain conditions, and other factors. Up to four players can play using the Game Link Cable or by swapping a single Game Boy Advance at the end of each player's turn.

Screenshots

Advance Wars Game Boy Advance When playing custom maps you may choose any CO you've unlocked
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance You can buy battle maps and CO's from Hachi
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Main Menu
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Those blue units have almost no chance against the meteor

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User Reviews

Wicked! Game Boy Advance Patrick Robertson (5)
A must own for any Game Boy Advance fan Game Boy Advance Travis Russell (3)
Great game, although perhaps too simple Game Boy Advance Kate Jones (454)
Great war on little screen Game Boy Advance 666gonzo666 (37910)

The Press Says

Electric Playground Game Boy Advance 2002 10 out of 10 100
NZGamer Game Boy Advance Apr 16, 2004 9.7 out of 10 97
Gamezone (Germany) Game Boy Advance Oct 09, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Sep, 2001 9.25 out of 10 92
Edge Game Boy Advance Nov 02, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Dec 31, 2001 18 out of 20 90
Mygamer.com Game Boy Advance Aug 12, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Game Critics Game Boy Advance Jul 24, 2002 9 out of 10 90
PGNx Media Game Boy Advance Oct 24, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Super Play Game Boy Advance Oct, 2001 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Advance Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
    • 2001 - Handheld Game of the Year Award
  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year

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